Flowers are overrated. There. I said it. I like them, don't get me wrong. They're just so easy to love. They have an simple time of it, resting on their laurels and coasting on their good looks. 

Cacti and succulents, on the other hand, are so much more interesting. They're jagged and rough around the edges. They have claws and teeth. They're the survivors of the botanical world. They don't need your rainstorms or touch. They're little monsters who stick it out with their humans when fickle flowers pack it in. 

Here in Ohio, gardening season is just around the corner. I can't wait to get out and get my hands dirty. In the meantime, I'm happily filling my days with claws, paws and mini monsters.